Notary Public

The Cincinnati Bar Association serves as the administrator for all notaries public in Hamilton County, Ohio. A notary is a public officer of the state of Ohio, a position created by the state Legislature. As stated in Section 147.07 of the Ohio Revised Code, "a notary public may, throughout the state, administer oaths required or authorized by law; take and certify depositions; take and certify acknowledgment of deeds, mortgages, liens, powers of attorney and other instruments of writing; and receive, make and record notarial protests."

In order for a person to qualify to be appointed and commissioned a notary public in the state of Ohio, the person must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of the state of Ohio, of good moral character, pass a written examination and able to verify his or her identity.

Notary Exam Dates:

Jan. 6, 2016
Feb. 3, 2016
March 2, 2016
April 6, 2016
May 4, 2016
June 1, 2016
July 6, 2016
Aug. 3, 2016
Sept. 7, 2016
Oct. 5, 2016
Nov. 2, 2016
Dec. 7, 2016



For more information about serving as a notary public, please contact Karen Johnson at

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